An open letter to all correspondents to the Society:
The Tesla Memorial Society, Inc., founded in 1979 and
incorporated in 1980, is the oldest U.S. based international organization in
continuous operation honoring and perpetuating the memory and ideals of the
great electrical scientist and inventor, Nikola Tesla, the “Father of
The Tesla Memorial Society is a nonprofit, nonpolitical, all
volunteer membership organization operating under Section 501 (c) (3) of the
U.S. Internal Revenue Code. The Society does not employ professional
fundraisers. The Society accepts donations, honoraria and other forms of
support (tax deductible to the extent allowed by law) in meeting its objectives
through support and participation in cultural activities, as a source of
archival information and as a media resource through lecture and interview
presentations. One hundred percent of funds are used in pursuit of Society
charter objectives. No money is paid for personal services.
We welcome membership in the Society at the following
annual levels: Individual, $25; Supporter, $100; Patron, $250; and Benefactor,
Please don’t think of your membership dues as a quid
pro quo for the cost mailings. It is a donation to a very cost-effective
organization that meets the same objectives that drew you to respect the work
and ideals of Nikola Tesla.
The Society maintains an archive of over 1,000 items and has
access to the Terbo/Trbojevich archive of nearly 10,000 items of Tesliana.
These archives and the Society website teslamemorialsociety.org
are an active resource for the promotion of Tesla’s memory and research.
The principal collection of Tesla documents and memorabilia
is the Nikola Tesla Museum (Muzej Nikole Tesle), located in a beautiful pre-WWI
3-story mansion in downtown Belgrade. Over 150,000 items are contained in the
Museum’s archives, including letters, awards, patents, photographs and
press clippings, as well as hundreds of pieces of Tesla’s clothing and
personal effects. The Society has had a continuing working relationship with
the Museum and has made contributions over the years in money, material and
William H. Terbo, Executive Secretary